Colorado Rockies at Boston Red Sox
|Date & Time||Tuesday May 14, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
Boston Red Sox -267 / Colorado Rockies +243 -- O/U: 8
The Colorado Rockies and the Boston Red Sox meet in the opener of a mini two-game interleague set from Fenway Park in MLB action on Tuesday.
The Colorado Rockies will look to build some steam after winning their four game set with San Diego following a 10-7 win in game four on Sunday. Charlie Blackmon and Daniel Murphy each had three RBIs with Blackmon hitting a pair of home runs while Murphy had a double. Raimel Tapia went 3 for 4 with a home run, a double and two RBIs while Ryan McMahon and Tony Wolters each had an RBI with McMahon going 2 for 4 with a double. David Dahl went 3 for 4 at the dish with a two-bagger as well while Trevor Story chipped in a base hit as well for the Rox in the victory. Antonio Senzatela got the win to improve to 3-2 on the year after allowing three runs on four hits while striking out seven over 6.2 innings of work. Kyle Freeland will start game one and is 2-5 with a 5.84 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. This will be Freeland’s first career start against Boston.
The Boston Red Sox will look to stay hot after winning five straight and eight of nine following a sweep of Seattle, including an 11-2 beatdown in the series finale on Sunday. Michael Chavis went 3 for 5 with five RBIs while J.D. Martinez had a pair of homers and three RBIs. Rafael Devers had a double and an RBI while going 3 for 5, while Christian Vazquez went 2 for 3 with a double. Mookie Betts also had a two-bag extra base hit while Xander Bogaerts added a base knock to cap off Boston’s offense as a team in the win. Hector Velasquez got the win to improve to 1-2 after allowing two runs on two hits over five innings of work. Chris Sale will start game one and is 1-5 with a 4.50 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. This will be Sale’s first career start against Colorado.
Colorado is 12-6 in their last 18 interleague games and 4-2 in their last 6 games overall while the over is 9-1 in their last 10 games overall. Boston is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall and 6-0 in their last 6 home games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. Boston is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams and the over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
The plus money with the Rockies is tempting because Colorado’s had lots of success over the years with Freeland on the mound and the Rockies have stepped it up lately. However, Boston is finally looking like the team we expected to see out of the gate, and Sale is looking like himself again, getting the strikeouts up and giving up two runs or less in each of his last four starts. Freeland has also allowed five runs in each of his last three starts, so while going against the Rockies’ offense isn’t always wise, I just think the Red Sox have a decisive pitching edge here, so I’ll side with the Red Sox on the RL to negate some of the heavy juice.